A Comparison of Chief Complaints and Emergency Department Reports for Identifying Patients with Acute Lower Respiratory Syndrome

Description: 

Automated syndromic surveillance systems often classify patients into syndromic categories based on free-text chief complaints. Chief complaints (CC) demonstrate low to moderate sensitivity in identifying syndromic cases. Emergency Department (ED) reports promise more detailed clinical information that may increase sensitivity of detection. Objective: Compare classification of patients based on chief complaints against classification from clinical data described in ED reports for identifying patients with an acute lower respiratory syndrome.

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Original Publication Year: 
2006
Event/Publication Date: 
October, 2006

July 30, 2018

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